Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Care

Medicare Glossary Topic.

Nursing and therapy care that can only be safely and effectively performed by, or under the supervision of, professionals or technical personnel. Medicare Part A covers skilled nursing care in a facility for a limited time if the following conditions are met:

  • You have Part A and have days left in your benefit period

  • You have a qualifying hospital stay

  • Your doctor has designated that you need daily skilled care.

  • You need skilled services for a medical condition that is either a hospital-related condition, or a condition that started when you were getting care in a skilled nursing facility.